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Cultural Centers in Lima
Lima has an amazing and rich historical and cultural past. For hundreds of years the city has been a melting pot for different cultures and ethnic groups. The legacy of ancient cultures combined with the traditions and customs of immigrants, especially from Europe, Asia and migrants from the Andes and jungle make Lima a unique and diverse city. This phenomenon is reflected in Lima's rich cultural scene. Next to ancient constructions, churches, museums, theaters and cinemas you find an uncountable selection of cultural centers.
The cultural centers in Lima are dedicated to promote foreign and Peruvian culture, offering for example language classes or arts seminars, showing theater plays, organizing music and folklore events or have amazing galleries and libraries.
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The ICPNA is the biggest binational Cultural Center of Latin America and has several offices in Lima. It offers a big selection of cultural events like art exhibitions in own galleries, dance festivals, music events from classical music to folk and jazz, book presentations and readings. The English for Peruvian and Spanish for foreigner language courses are an important part of ICPNAs work.
The main goal of the Cultural Center Peruano Britanico is to strengthen the cultural bonds between Peru and Great Britain. They offer theater, music and dance events. Plastic arts, poetry, science and technology form a new phase of the expansion of their cultural side. Remarkable is the library with all sorts of English books.
The French Cultural Center in Lima, the Alianza Francesa, is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to teach the French language and to spread the French culture abroad. Next to a huge educational offer, the center provides numerous Peruvian and French cultural activities. It has a theater, a cineclub and conference facilities; their regular expositions and their library are really worth a visit.
The main objective of the Cultural Center of Spain in Lima is to foster cultural exchange especially between Spain and Peru as well as to promote free access to culture to everyone. The Cultural Center of Spain organizes several cultural activities and programs. They offer a library, video store and workshops. Worth a visit their literature readings and great music events.
The Cultural Center of the San Marcos University offers a space for artistic and cultural research and creation. Well known for its striking theater and ballet presentations, the Cultural Center of San Marcos as well presents cine art, music and folklore events. Worth a visit the inviting restaurant - café La Casona, the impressive library and varied expositions.
The Cultural Center PUCP belongs to the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. It offers an inviting space to think, approach arts, meditate and work intellectually. The center offers movies, theater presentations, dance events, art exhibitions, courses and seminars on different topics. The library has a big selection of art and cultural publications. The inviting Art Café offers a weekly menu and live shows.
The Italian Cultural Institute represents Italy abroad. Its aim is to promote the image of Italy and its culture in Peru and to strengthen the intercultural dialogue between Italy and Peru. The institute offers diverse cultural activities ranging from art, music, cinema, theater and ballet to fashion, design and photography. Important as well are its Italian and Latin language courses and the library containing books mainly in Italian and Spanish.
The aim of the Peruvian Japanese Association is to represent Japanese citizens in Peru and to spread the Japanese traditional values among the general community. The Peruvian Japanese Cultural Center offers a wide variety of cultural activities. The center is famous for their excellent theater performances and art exhibitions.
The Cultural Center Cafae-Se José María Arguedas is a place of diverse cultural and artistic production in Lima. Cafae-Se has two approaches to spread cultural development: the theoretical programs including seminars, conferences and workshops and the practical application with offers ranging from performing arts and plastic arts to audiovisual arts and filming
Housed in an old republican building, the Cultural Center of the School of the Fine Arts aims to spread the different national and international artistic and cultural expressions. Worth a visit are their art exhibitions.
The Goethe Institute is a worldwide operating cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its main goal is to promote the knowledge of the German language and the international cultural cooperation. Next to the German language courses the library with a big selection of print- and audio-visual volumes in German (and translated into Spanish) is worth mentioning.
The Cultural Center Ricardo Palma is located inside the Municipality of Miraflores. Its main goal is to promote and spread the Peruvian culture among every citizen. The cultural center offers various cultural events throughout the week. Worth mentioning are the impressive art exhibitions, the literature readings and concerts.
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